May 24, 2010

finishing up

The semester is coming to an end, and with Melbourne Muse now up and running, I think our group has done a great job!

We've put up a heap of new content since last week (including an article on Next Wave's Dachshund UN that Annur and I both made it to on Saturday), and are making good use of our twitter feed. It's been heaps of fun writing about Melbourne's great art scene, and I think we'll try to keep Melbourne Muse alive beyond the conclusion of this subject..

One of the toughest things we've had to deal with throughout this project is creating a clear idea of who we're writing for. After much discussion we decided that Melbourne Muse is a site for emerging artists, who are also in fact ardent gallery visitors. So our content needs to speak to both the artist and the art-enthusiast! To address this, we have a variety of content for the artist (information on grants, figure drawing etc) and the art enthusiast (gallery listings, reviews, artist profiles, critiques etc). And of course the art enthusiast may decide to take up figure drawing, and the artist will most certainly be interested in the opening of a new gallery or an interview with one of their peers. It's this crossing of audiences and relevant information that makes for a vibrant cultural landscape, when the artistic community is made up of not just the artists, but the people interested in seeing the art and talking about it.

We hope Melbourne Muse will become a part of this exchange in Melbourne, making it richer and more accessible to people from all walks of life. Thanks for reading, and we'll be in touch!

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